Finding and Installing A WordPress Theme

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OK – you made the wise decision to host your blog on WordPress, now what? The next thing on your list should be to find the WordPress theme that you want. The reason that WordPress has become so popular is the fact that you can literally do anything with it.

Installing wordpress theme

However, in order to do a lot of that stuff, you need to have programming skills that most people don’t have.

That is where a new theme come in.

The people that do have those programming skills create theme templates that can dramatically increase the functionality of your blog. It also makes it much easier for you to customize.

You can always choose to use the standard WordPress theme that came with your blog, but that will make your site look exactly like everyone else’s and it will limit the functionality you have. Getting a great theme lets you use the programming skills of the person who designed the theme.

The first thing you have to do is decide if you want a free theme or a premium theme.

As you can imagine, there are more features available on a premium theme, but there are also many free themes available that are more that sufficient, depending on your plans for your blog.

All you have to do to find your new theme is a basic Google search, “WordPress themes” will give you all the options you need. You used to have to learn how to FTP files to install a new
theme, but WordPress has made it a whole lot easier.

Now, all you have to do is download the theme file to your computer and browse to add it to WordPress. Inside the back end of your WordPress site, to go Appearance (along the left side column) and Themes.

Then click on Install Themes, then Upload.

Browse to find the zipped file you downloaded and click Install Now. After you activate the theme, you can have fun playing with all of the new options that you now have.

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